Guillaume POIRIER | 8 Oct 08:32 2007
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MPlayer 1.0rc2 released

It's been a while, but we are still around and have decided that it's
time to funnel our steady stream of daily changes into a release
again.

One main source of improvements has, as always, been FFmpeg, which
added support for several new video and audio codecs along with
speedups and massive code cleanups.

MPlayer now supports Real RTSP authentication and the libnemesi
(http://live.polito.it/) streaming library as an alternative to
live555. Also, many QuickTime over RTSP streams can now be played.
There have been various improvements to TV streaming, Intel Mac
support should be complete.

Support for VC-1 in MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS will make many HDTV streams
work. Blu-ray or HD-DVD playback is not possible yet, but MPlayer can
play the EVO files after they have been decrypted.

MPlayer now assumes square pixels as found on LCD panels. If the video
on your monitor appears squished or stretched please use
'-monitoraspect 4:3' to get back the previous behavior.

It is no longer necessary to patch the sources to get AMR audio
support. Instead, download AMR libraries for Linux
(http://www.penguin.cz/~utx/amr) and install them as described on that
page.

Note that this release will not compile on current (as of this
writing) Cygwin versions due to a missing llrint implementation in
Cygwin. You will have to wait for the next gcc upgrade in Cygwin or
patch either Cygwin or MPlayer locally.

There is no need to download binary codec packages if you already have
an older version.
MPlayer 1.0rc2: "AreWeThereYet?"
DOCS:

    * console messages and XML documentation converted to UTF-8
    * Russian documentation translation finished
    * Russian man page translation finished
    * Chinese man page translation finished
    * Chinese documentation translation started
    * Documented get/set/step properties in DOCS/tech/slave.txt

Decoders:

    * Intel Music Coder audio decoding via lavc
    * Monkey Audio audio decoding via lavc
    * Fraps v2/v4 video decoding via lavc
    * Video game codecs: 4XM audio, Electronic Arts ADPCM audio,
Delphine CIN audio and video, Interplay DPCM audio, Sierra VMD video,
Tiertex SEQ video, Westwood IMA ADPCM audio, XAN wc3 video, Id CIN
video, Interplay video, XAN ADPCM audio, Westwood SND1 audio, Feeble
Files DXA video, THP audio and video, Renderware TeXture Dictionary
video, Bethesda Software VID video via lavc
    * video game codecs: XAN wc4 video via binary DLL
    * libmpeg2 updated to 0.4.1
    * fixed resolution switching with libmpeg2
    * handle resolution switching for Real codecs
    * FFmpeg video decoder can now handle aspect ratio changes
    * AMR now handled via libamr wrapper (http://www.penguin.cz/~utx/amr)
    * SIMD optimizations for mp3lib under AMD64

Demuxers:

    * Implemented switch_video and switch_program consistently with
switch_audio (default keys are "_" and TAB, respectively). For the
time being program switching is only available in TS streams handled
by demux_ts.c (not libavformat), while video switching is also handled
by demux_lavf.c and demux_avi.c.
    * audio and video switching for the AVI demuxer (video switching untested)
    * GIF demuxer improvements, should work with all GIFs now
    * support for VC-1 in MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS files (BD,HD)-DVD
    * support for EVO demuxing
    * support -noidx with libavformat demuxer
    * support for channel navigation with PVR input
    * text subtitles should now work with libavformat demuxer
    * cleaned up TiVo demuxer

Streaming:

    * authentication for Real RTSP streams
    * near-precise seeking in dvd:// and dvdnav:// (dvdnav:// requires
libdvdnav from mphq)
    * speed selection when playing dvd:// streams, to make drive quieter
    * support SVQ3 and H.264 in X-QT over RTSP, now RTSP Apple
keynotes work (live555)
    * SMIL playlist over Real RTSP
    * support H.263-2000 over RTSP (live555)
    * fix AAC-LATM over RTSP (live555)
    * support AMR over RTSP (live555)
    * support H.264 over RTSP (live555)
    * "device" and "adevice" suboptions now work for the *BSD BT848 TV driver
    * dvdnav:// now depends on MPlayer's fork of libdvdnav
    * teletext support for tv:// (v4l and v4l2 only)
    * radio support for *BSD BT848
    * channel scanner for tv://
    * fine tuning for tv://
    * driver autodetection for tv://
    * libnemesi RTSP/RTP support
    * EOF detection for RTSP (live555)

FFmpeg/libavcodec:

    * Intel Music coder audio decoder
    * Fraps v2/v4 video decoder
    * H.264 decoding speedup
    * Slice-based parallel H.264 decoding (-lavdopts fast:threads=N)
    * native NUT demuxer updated to spec
    * native NUT muxer
    * NUT muxing and demuxing support via libnut
    * WMA encoder
    * fix MJPEG-B on big-endian systems
    * lowres support for some H.264 files
    * DTS/DCA audio decoder
    * Atrac 3 audio decoder
    * MPEG-1/2 speedups
    * RoQ muxer, video and audio encoder
    * QTRLE encoder
    * AC-3 decoder
    * Matroska muxer
    * Monkey's Audio demuxer and decoder
    * Flac encoder and decoder speedups
    * AMV demuxer and audio/video decoder

libmpeg2:

    * iWMMXt-accelerated DCT and motion compensation for ARM processors

Filters:

    * obsolete fame filter removed
    * vf_geq speed-ups
    * vf_yadif green frame fixed
    * fix af_pan when switching audio streams
    * add audio left/right balance feature to af_pan

MEncoder:

    * write to output streams (currently only file:// and smb://)
    * support -ffourcc with -of lavf
    * removed B-frame warning message
    * fixed bugs that would corrupt headers in the video stream when
using telecining and not patch the TFF flag correctly

Ports:

    * Complete Intel Mac support
    * Hitachi SuperH (SH3) support
    * Blackfin optimizations

Drivers:

    * ALSA audio output now sets the non-audio bit for AC3 passthrough
even if the user-specified default device name tries to clear it
    * fixed internal VIDIX in Solaris/x86, also auto-enabled
    * rework of internal VIDIX, now a fully static library with builtin drivers
    * updated VIDIX ATI drivers
    * Sun XVR-100 video output driver

Others:

    * monitorpixelaspect=1 is now default. Set monitoraspect=4/3 to
get the old behavior (if you have non-square pixels).
    * libdvdcss updated to Subversion HEAD, now same as upstream version
    * libmpdvdkit split into libdvdread and libdvdcss
    * obsolete Xvid 3 support removed
    * long-deprecated -vop option removed
    * video stream switching
    * dvdnav:// honor -alang and -slang
    * support for doubleclick as input event
    * -really-quiet works as expected now
    * select libavformat demuxer (-lavfdopts format=)
    * internal minilzo removed in favor of FFmpeg implementation, use
liblzo2 for encoding
    * change GUI dependency from libpng to libavcodec
    * ability to change subtitle size during playback
    * ability to turn loop on/off during playback
    * Apple Remote support
    * libdvdread updated to 0.9.7
    * many compiler warning fixes

MPlayer 1.0rc2 can be downloaded from the following locations. Please
be kind to our server and use one of our many mirrors.

    * Switzerland
http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2
ftp://ftp1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * Hungary
http://www2.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2
ftp://ftp2.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * USA
http://www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * USA
http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2
ftp://ftp4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * Korea
http://www5.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2
ftp://ftp5.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * France
ftp://ftp6.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * Germany
http://www7.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2
ftp://ftp7.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * Germany
ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/unix/X11/multimedia/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc2.tar.bz2

    * Switzerland HTTP FTP
    * Hungary HTTP FTP
    * USA HTTP
    * USA HTTP FTP
    * Korea HTTP FTP
    * France FTP
    * Germany HTTP FTP
    * Germany FTP

MPlayer 1.0rc2 is also available on BitTorrent.

    * BitTorrent coming soon

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